Board of Trustees
Place I | term 2020-2023
Pete RusekMr. Pete Rusek has been a Board member since 1996, serving as Board President since 2004. He is currently an attorney and shareholder with Sheehy, Lovelace, and Mayfield, P.C. He serves as a member of the Westside Rotary Club and on the Heart of Texas Goodwill Board. Pete and his wife, Robbie, have five Midway graduates and stay active supporting Midway extracurricular activities.
Place II | term 2020-2023
Susan VickMs. Susan Vick is Midway's first female Vice President of the Board. She joined the Board in 2011. She is the mother of four Midway alumnae. She serves on the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society Board of Directors, and volunteers with the Waco Cotton Palace Pageant. Vick is an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Association, St. Pauls’ Episcopal Church and has served on the board for Fidelity Bank of Texas and Strasburger Enterprises, Inc. Vick is a graduate of Baylor University.Place III | term 2021-2024
Colin WittColin Witt joined the board in May 2021. He and his wife, Cindy, live in Hewitt and have three Midway kids: a 2020 graduate and two current Midway students. Colin is a graduate of Baylor University, where he also worked for 18 years in marketing and technology. He is president of Clever Guys Media, a video production and live streaming company. He has volunteered with several Midway organizations including Band Backers and Choir Boosters. The Witts are active members of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church.
Place IV | term 2021-2024
Brad AlfordMr. Brad Alford joined the MISD Board of Trustees as a member in 2018. He is president of Alford Construction and past president of the Heart of Texas Home Builders Association (HOTBA). He currently serves on boards for the Central Texas YMCA, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, and HOTBA. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Mr. Alford and his wife Robin have three Midway graduates and one currently enrolled student. The Alfords are members of First United Methodist Church of Waco.Place V | 2019-2022
Pam WattsMrs. Pam Watts joined the board in 2016. She is the current Board Secretary. Mrs. Watts is a writer, speaker and full-time “booster mom.” She and her husband Brent have four Midway graduates, all of whom attended Midway schools since kindergarten. Since 2000, Mrs. Watts has been an active Midway volunteer at the classroom, campus and district level, serving in organizations such as PTA, booster clubs, and district and community advisory committees. She is the co-founder and administrator of the online community Mothers of Midway, and a coordinator for the Midway chapter of Moms in Prayer International. The Watts are active members of Harris Creek Baptist Church.
Place VI | term 2019-2022
Andy Popejoy, M.D.Dr. Andy Popejoy, MHS Class of 1994, joined the school board in May 2019. He is an Emergency Medicine physician at Premier ER and he is married to Pediatrician Dr. Vicki Popejoy. They have four children spanning grades from elementary through middle school. The Popejoy family actively attends First Woodway Baptist Church. Andy Popejoy serves on the Incommons Bank Board of Directors and the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society Board of Directors.Place VII | term 2019-2022
Rick TullisMr. Rick Tullis joined the board in 2013. As President of Capstone Mechanical, Mr. Tullis has been active in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives, including the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy. His community involvement includes coaching youth sports, serving as President of the Waco Business League, Board of Directors for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Greater Waco Sports Commission, the Baylor School of Engineering Board of Advocates, and co-chairing the TriWaco triathlon. Mr. Tullis and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children-- two Midway alumni and two current Midway students.